Is it okay for people with a history of heart failure to have difficulty breathing when walking less than 10km?
A 50-year-old patient with a history of mitral regurgitation, heart failure, had to go to the emergency room many times because of acute pulmonary edema. Currently, the patient has difficulty breathing when walking less than 10 km. So the doctor asked me if people with a history of heart failure have trouble breathing when walking less than 10km? What should I do? Thank you doctor.
Answered by Doctor Nguyen Ngoc Phuong Nam - Emergency Department, Vinmec Central Park International General Hospital.
With the question "Is it okay for people with a history of heart failure to have trouble breathing when walking less than 10km? ", the doctor would like to answer as follows:
Mitral stenosis is a problem when the orifice of the mitral valve is narrowed, affecting the opening and closing function of the heart valve, thereby hindering the flow of blood. blood flow from the valve to the left ventricle. Patients with mitral stenosis may have some symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and can even lead to more dangerous complications such as heart failure or stroke.
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is not able to pump enough to supply blood to meet the needs of the body. Heart failure is the final common pathway of most cardiovascular diseases. Patients with heart failure will have reduced functioning ability, reduced quality of life, depending on the level, they will need different support.
With mitral stenosis, heart failure and emergency due to pulmonary edema, and currently walking less than 10km (doctor doesn't know if this number is incorrect, do you mean 10m or 10km?) Usually with this condition, it is already severe heart failure, and you should see a Cardiologist for a more thorough examination and advice on treatment methods, possibly more surgical methods of heart valve replacement.
If you still have questions about people with a history of heart failure who have difficulty breathing when walking less than 10km, you can go to the hospital of Vinmec Health System for further examination and advice. Thank you for trusting and sending questions to Vinmec. Wish you a lot of health.
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